What is IPAM?
IP Address Management (IPAM) is a method used to plan, track and manage information associated with a network’s Internet Protocol address space. Using IPAM software, administrators can make sure the repository of assignable IP addresses stays up-to-date. IPAM solutions help simplify and automate the administration of several tasks related to IP space management, including writing DNS records and configuring DHCP settings.
In this post I’ll be setting up the Avi Vantage IPAM which is built into the Avi product. Below is the list of IPAM solutions currently supported by Avi.
- Avi Vantage IPAM
- Avi Vantage DNS
- AWS IPAM
- GCP IPAM
- Infoblox IPAM and DNS
- OpenStack IPAM
The Avi IPAM configuration that I am going to use will allow us to automatically allocate IP addresses to the VIPs and Service Engines, you still have the option to configure these manually if you wish as long as they are outside of the range set on the IPAM profile.
From the Avi UI navigate to Templates, Profiles, IPAM/DNS Profiles then click CREATE and select IPAM Profile
Enter a name, Select the Type of IPAM in this case Avi Vantage IPAM, click + Add Usable Network then select the NSX-T cloud from the dropdown finally select the Usable Network which in this case is the AVI-VIPs Network.
Next we need to apply this profile to our cloud.
Navigate to Infrastructure, Clouds and click on the Pencil icon to edit the NSX-T cloud
Scroll to the bottom and select the IPAM profile from the dropdown list and click SAVE
Thats all we need to do now on to creating a basic Virtual Service!
AVI/ALB NSX-T Lab Part 11: – Basic Virtual Service Creation